Sunday, May 16, 2010

Boric Acid & Corn Syrup! MMMM

Finally, a good use for High Fructose Corn Syrup!

We had the tiny, itty bitty, little brown sugar ants coming up in our kitchen - through cracks in the foundation under the kitchen sink's island, and in the bath rooms. Put out Boric Acid traps - boric acid solution mixed with high fructose corn syrup - and 4 days later, not a single ant has been noticed! The Boric Acid irritates the ant's exoskeleton, screws up their digestion, and causes them to dehydrate. This makes sense since I saw a few ants in the shower and sinks, the first day after putting out the Boric Acid traps. It doesn't hurt humans, since we are not touching it or ingesting it. Science is awesome.

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